Tag: ATLANTA HAWKS

The East’s Top 6 Is Set After The Knicks And Hawks Clinched Playoff Berths

The six guaranteed playoff spots in the Eastern Conference are officially accounted for after the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The Hawks win secured their first playoff berth since 2016-17, while the Celtics loss locked the New York Knicks into the playoffs […]

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What Teams Can Clinch Playoff Spots And Seeds On Tuesday Night In The NBA

With less than a week to go in the 2020-21 NBA season, there is still plenty of drama when it comes to playoff seeding and the new play-in tournament. With a number of tight races for seeding, each game means a lot and each night there will be teams with a chance to punch their […]

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Solomon Hill Responded After Multiple Lakers Accused Him Of Not Making A Basketball Play When LeBron Got Hurt

The Los Angeles Lakers won’t have LeBron James for a while, as the team’s do-everything forward is out indefinitely due to a high ankle sprain he suffered on Saturday afternoon against the Atlanta Hawks. While chasing after a loose ball, Hawks forward Solomon Hill landed on James’ leg, and the reigning NBA Finals MVP went […]

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The Atlanta Hawks Didn’t Deserve Lloyd Pierce Anyway

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) This year was supposed to be different. With shiny new toys like Clint Capela, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Danilo Gallinari in tow to complement John Collins and could-be superstar Trae Young, the Atlanta Hawks were primed to finally escape the basement of the NBA. But after stumbling to a disappointing […]

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The Thunder Changed Uniforms At Halftime After Their Orange Jerseys Clashed With The Hawks

There are many practical considerations that we tend to take for granted when it comes to putting on an NBA game. We just assume that the basketball will be fully inflated, that the lights will all be turned on, and everyone’s microphones will be working. But sometimes, it’s the little things that tend to stand […]

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Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce Doesn’t Feel Any ‘Pressure Or Stress’ About Possibly Getting Fired

The Hawks are having a disappointing season, particularly after team governor Tony Ressler passed down a mandate to the team to make the playoffs after spending big this offseason. As a result, head coach Lloyd Pierce’s seat has gotten quite hot, with the Hawks below .500 and scuffling to a 4-9 record in February. Pierce […]

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Another Day, Another NBA All-Star Game Without Devin Booker

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Nobody likes to get snubbed. Whether it’s the Oscars, the Grammys, or that promotion we wholeheartedly believe we deserve, there’s nothing worse than busting your ass at work and getting zero recognition for it—especially when people who are far worse are showered with accolades. This is exactly why every time […]

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The Cavs Knocked Off The Hawks On A Game-Winning Dunk By Undrafted Rookie Lamar Stevens

A busy night in the NBA featured a hectic ending in the Eastern Conference with the unlikeliest of heroes. In a game that was tight for all 48 minutes of action, the Cleveland Cavaliers took down the Atlanta Hawks, 112-111, powered by a 29-point outing in 34 minutes of work by standout guard Collin Sexton. […]

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The Five Most Interesting Players On The 2021 NBA Trade Market

The NBA trade deadline is still more than a month out, as teams have until March 25 to make deals this season, but with the midseason break approaching in early March, the expectation is for discussions and rumors to pick up once the entire league has a week off for front offices to really dive […]

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The NBA Reportedly Wants LaMelo Ball In The Skills Challenge At The All-Star Game

There’s been enormous hype surrounding LaMelo Ball ever since, well, he was a precocious middle-schooler launching half-court shots in his opponents’ faces. For years, we’ve been following his career as his bombastic father has curried interest in his basketball-playing progeny, and now that the youngest Ball has finally made it to the league, he hasn’t […]

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Trae Young Was Fined $20,000 For Going Off On A Ref At The End Of Hawks-Mavs

Wednesday’s nationally televised game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks ended in controversial fashion. The Mavericks escaped with a one-point win after Danilo Gallinari’s last-second attempt went begging for Atlanta but, as the final buzzer arrived, Trae Young expressed his displeasure with the officials. Young ended the play on the ground after a […]

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‘Courtside Karen’ Apologized And Took ‘Full Responsibility’ For Her Verbal Altercation With LeBron James

Monday night’s Hawks-Lakers game in Atlanta gave us one of the strangest and most entertaining beefs of the NBA season so far. At some point, a fan who was sitting courtside started heckling LeBron James, as if his recent response to a Cavs GM attempts to rattle him weren’t enough of a cautionary tale that […]

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LeBron James Couldn’t Help But Troll His Atlanta Heckler: ‘Courtside Karen Was MAD MAD!!’

LeBron James is no stranger to getting heckled during basketball games. Still, the latest example of this on Monday night was a little unique, in large part due to the fact that there is a global pandemic going on right now and seeing people attending a sporting event is a little jarring. The back-and-forth led […]

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LeBron James Didn’t Think Jawing Hawks Fans Should’ve Been Ejected: ‘I Need That Interaction’

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a second straight win as their seven game East Coast road trip concluded in Atlanta on Monday night, with a 107-99 win over a scrappy Hawks team that is still struggling with how to close games. LeBron James, who had 21 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds, does not […]

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Celebrated NBA Analyst Sekou Smith Dies of COVID-19

Screenshot: NBA TV This one hurts. Celebrated NBA analyst Sekou Smith, one of the most beloved figures within the NBA community, died Tuesday after a battle with COVID-19. He was 48. After graduating from Jackson State University in Mississippi, the Grand Rapids, Mich., native cut his teeth at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson before becoming a […]

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Trae Young Responds To Steve Nash’s ‘That’s Not Basketball’ Criticism Of His Foul Drawing

There are a lot of reasons why James Harden has become such a polarizing figure over the years. One of the central gripes about him has to do with the clever and innovative techniques he’s developed for initiating contact with his defenders and goading them into fouls. Harden certainly isn’t the only player in the […]

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Left Atlanta’s Game Against The Hornets With A Knee Injury

Part of the Atlanta Hawks’ spending this offseason included forking over a pretty penny to bring Sacramento Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic to town. With the team having its eyes firmly set on making the postseason for the first time since 2017, bringing in players like Bogdanovic who immediately make them better was an important part […]

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Trae Young On Reports Of Recent Criticism From His Teammates: ‘You Learn And You Grow’

After a story at The Athletic dropped on Friday morning detailing how John Collins and Clint Capela criticized Trae Young during a Hawks film session earlier this week, Atlanta media asked Young about his response to the situation, and Young responded that nothing out of the ordinary happened at those conversations are part of a […]

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Bogdan Bogdanovic’s Reaction To Learning Of The Bucks-Kings Sign-And-Trade: ‘What The F*ck?’

The 2020 NBA offseason was a strange one, as it took place over the course of a week or so in November with an incredibly condensed schedule that brought us from the NBA Draft to free agency to the preseason in one fell swoop. Within that, the strangest saga of the offseason was that of […]

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